Flower Coming to Life

batik flower painting progress
Well yes it's coming to life now but I've made a boo-boo... Thanks to following the reference photo too closely, I got too dark on the left side of the painting, didn't leave enough white space, especially in the middle petal that goes from the center out to the left. It's in shadow in the photo but I don't know that I like it dark in the painting. But all is not lost... I have a magic potion called Discharge Paste that can remove some of that color and lighten it up a bit. I'll wait till it's all painted and then see what needs to be fiddled with.